Want to spice up a dull evening with something tasty for the whole family? We’ve got this great healthy recipe for Italian Meatballs.

It’s hearty, satisfying and if served with salad over pasta is perfectly low carb.  This healthy recipe for Italian Meatballs is one that provides the taste of succulent lean mince combined with the distinct flavour of oregano and garlic. These meatballs are juicy and tender, made even more flavoursome when infused with marinara sauce and gooey mozzarella.

The secret to the tenderness of this healthy meal is almond flour, which bulks the meatballs up, and water which creates steam and keeps them juicy.

Recipe For Italian Meatballs

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

2 eggs

½ cup almond flour

¾ cup grated parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon garlic powder OR 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed

1 teaspoon dried onion flakes OR 1/3 onion chopped finely

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ cup warm water

Topping

1-2 cup marinara pasta sauce

4oz mozzarella cheese (optional)

 

Method

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C

Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well

Form into 15 meatballs (2” each)

Place on baking tray and place in oven for 20 minutes

After 20 minutes remove tray from oven and spoon 1 dessertspoon marinara sauce over each meatball

Cover each with a thin slice of mozzarella

Bake for a further 20 minutes at 180 degrees C

Garnish with fresh parsley.

As I mentioned above, our healthy recipe for Italian meatballs is kept low carb and best served with mixed green salad, however if you prefer to soak up the sauce I recommend either a small portion of brown pasta or brown rice.

 

 

Blog Post by Claire Jackson